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Old 04-25-06, 02:43 PM   #2601
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it's the same thing as riding with your hands on the flats of your (newly acquired, as I understand) drop bars. it takes surprisingly little effort to turn, you can do it with just one hand on your stem, or no with hands if you're slick like that. i find the advantage of wide bars to be the wider arm-base, rather than the added torque. wider base means easier balance, or rather, greater margin of error after your fourth can of sparks.
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Just checked the tops of my DBX's bars,where the brake levers are. These other bikes had muchnarrower bars. The one I saw Sun in Georgetown was literally close to half the width of my drops.
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Old 04-25-06, 03:15 PM   #2603
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your mom is half the width of your drops
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Old 04-25-06, 03:19 PM   #2604
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So it looks like the rain is a coming. Do we ride? PNC?
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yeah, at this point it's pretty much a pissing contest. your coolness is inversely proportional to the width of your bars.
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Old 04-25-06, 03:20 PM   #2606
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for real, it's gut check time. who's comin out?
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Old 04-25-06, 04:00 PM   #2607
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I think I am going to ride by the park. Its on my way home. If anyone wants to hang if we don't ride see me then. PS if its raining I will not wait at the park long, so thats that.
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your mom is half the width of your drops
bahahahha!

a well timed your mom never fails to kill me.

ps. i'm not riding tonight. tomorrow, if anyone's around. seeya!
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Old 04-25-06, 09:39 PM   #2609
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Happy Birthday Julie!

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Yarrrr the Birthday Girl!
Happy Happy Birthday!
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thanks y'all.
i hope to make it out tonight, but i'm trying to get a tattoo first. so i'll prolly be late. i'll be in touch though.
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Happy Birthday Julie!



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Weird thing I've been noticing lately:tiny bars. I've seen 3 or 4 bikes in the past 2 weeks with bars that were like 12" wide. And none of them had grips. Okay,I can see how they'd help when threading through traffic,but you've got zero leverage for turning.
Sure..the bars make it thru but yer 18" wide shoulders don't.
12" bars = clownbike.
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Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Julie!
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thanks, y'all!

and, hint #3 for the scavenger hunt...
the wardman park marriott is actually in woodley park.
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Old 04-26-06, 10:19 AM   #2619
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Old 04-26-06, 10:34 AM   #2620
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btw: real NYC messangers used to ride with bars that were only as wide as their fists. for sneaking between buses. Narrow bars kill climbing and sprinting leverage.
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12" bars = clownbike.
So when they trackstand,a dozen midgets climb out of their Chromes?
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Another for ya Chimbles!
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Old 04-26-06, 03:12 PM   #2624
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The fact that we missed out on Pho last night springs an idea of a challenge.

"A Bridge Too Pho"
We meet somewhere in DC, Hains, Sherwood, whatever.
The ride must cross 3 of the 4 bridges that are bikable
As we experienced, must get to Pho 75 well before 8PM
(7:55 was not early enough, those commie bastards)
If we don't get in, the last guy to show up at the meeting point gets harrassed until the next run.
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Old 04-26-06, 04:45 PM   #2625
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Inquiring minds wanted to know last night so here's a meta-study of internet resources. Turns out Dyna was close to being right.

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The word 'pinko' likely has its origins in the relations between the colors pink and red. Since pink is a lighter shade of red, the color most associated with communism, pink could be thought of as a "lighter form of communism" practiced by mere supporters of Marxism or socialism as opposed to card-carrying communists
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Lukewarm communist
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A person who holds moderately leftist political views; a pink.
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